Dealing with Dementia in PD

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
EST

While many people with PD will experience some degree of mild cognitive change, it is estimated that at any given time, about one quarter to one third of people with PD are experiencing dementia. Dementia is a more severe decline in abilities that leads to trouble at home, at work or in social situations. The topic can be particularly distressing for people with PD and their care partners.

What should you know and what strategies can you use to cope with its effects? Find tips by joining a one­-hour online seminar led by PDF and Jennifer G. Goldman, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor, Section of Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders, Department of Neurological Sciences, PDF Research Center at Rush University Medical Center.

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Learning Objectives: 
  • Learn about the clinical symptoms and current research on the risks and causes of dementia in PD.
  • Discuss treatment and management strategies for dementia in PD.
  • Find practical tips and resources that people living with PD and care partners can use when coping with dementia in PD.
Faculty: 
Jennifer G. Goldman , M.D., M.S. , Associate Professor, Section of Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders, Department of Neurological Sciences, PDF Research Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL

 

As a movement disorder specialist, Dr. Goldman cares for people with Parkinson’s disease and conducts research focused on the cognitive aspects of the disease. In 2014, Dr. Goldman received funding through PDF’s Center Grants Program to study cognitive decline in PD.

Dr. Goldman received her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. She completed her neurology residency at Washington University and later a movement disorder fellowship and master’s of science in clinical research at Rush University. She is board certified in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry.

Questions? CEUs?

If you have questions about how to join this PD ExpertBriefing, by phone or online, please see our PD ExpertBriefing FAQ.

Are you a health care professional seeking continuing education units? CEUs are provided via PDF’s sponsorship of the American Society on Aging. When registering for this PD ExpertBriefing, please be sure to indicate interest in CEUs. Health professionals have 30 days in which to view the live or recorded seminar and apply for CEUs. It may take an additional 30 days to process CEUs.

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This series has been made possible by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc., ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Lundbeck LLC.

It is designed in collaboration with Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society (DAPS); Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS); Michigan Parkinson Foundation (MPF); the Neuro Challenge Foundation (NCF); Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC); Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR); Parkinson's Association (PA) and Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana (PSCKY).